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Devotional: Save Me, Jesus

Updated on September 17, 2015

We Cry Out

"I cried unto Thee; save me ..."

We cry out for someone to save us, because our lives are never what we wanted them to be. No one is exempt from the curse of living. Even the beautiful Supermodel will experience rejection and heartbreak. Her beauty is not enough to protect her from the ravages of abuse. And even the smartest and most intelligent man cannot save himself from failing at something that he does. He has all the business savvy that is possible, but still he is not able to stop someone committing corporate fraud against him.

As much as we mouth words of self-esteem and claim that we can handle whatever life brings, we wake up in the middle of the night, afraid of life, afraid of something that we cannot even imagine: a dreading, foreboding anguish.

Save Us, O God!

We cry out for Jesus to save us.
We cry out for Jesus to save us. | Source

My Soul Fainteth

"My soul fainteth..." Psalms 119:81a

Sometimes the pain is so bad that we cannot even keep standing, and we faint deep in within ourselves, give up, and it would seem almost as we could stop breathing. Bad things come in threes, and then sometimes in tens, and even more: our mother dies, we lose our job, we lose our house. Divorce, death, failure.

And sometimes it only the very torture of success that haunts us. We have the job that we worked for our whole lifetime, the wife who would make our dreams come true, and the money in our bank account to keep away all the worry. But still we worry, never full, and restless with the knowledge that we are still not good enough, and that our lives are not enough.

Our soul faints, just for the very sadness of life. For the futility, for the hopelessness. And we faint, we give up.

We cry out to Jesus

Let Us Pray
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We Hope In Thee

"For in thee, O LORD, do I hope: thou wilt hear, O Lord my God." Psalm 38:15

We hope in Thee, LORD. You will hear our cries.

"I opened my mouth, and panted: for I longed for thy commandments." Psalm 119:131

We pant for your truth, LORD. Give us hope for our depression. Give us guidance for our confusion. Give us strength for our weakness. Give us peace for our grief. And give us a new day for our bad choices.

"...I hope in thy word" Psalm 119: 81

I hope in your words, O LORD. You say you love me. I believe you. You say are mighty, and able to save me. Oh God, I believe you! You say that your death was enough ... I do not need to see death ... I believe, I believe, O God, I believe.

© 2010 Sharilee Swaity


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      Sharilee Swaity 6 years ago from Canada

      KnightHeart, amen and amen! What a wonderful reminder that we cannot lose with Him on our side. Turning to Him is our hope, the one thing that is a sure thing. Blessings!

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      Knightheart 6 years ago from MIssouri, USA

      All gain wisdom the truly seek to know our Creator and desire a relationship with Him! You can't lose with the Creator of the universe on your side and the best part is, the Lord wants you to be in His family and live with Him forever!

      Halleluia....What a Savior!!!

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      Sharilee Swaity 7 years ago from Canada

      Thank you, brother. Like you said, the LORD gives wisdom. It all comes from Him.

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      Dave Mathews 7 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      Your selections of scripture fit well and are well chosen thank you.

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      Sharilee Swaity 7 years ago from Canada

      Oh Minnetonka Twin, thank you so much, and bless you! You have blessed me with your comment. Take care...

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      Linda Rogers 7 years ago from Minnesota

      Thanks for your beautiful inspirational that God is there in our times of hopelessness and despair. This was a beautiful hub and I thank you. UP AWESOME BEAUTIFUL and USEFUL.

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      Sharilee Swaity 7 years ago from Canada

      Amen, sister. Thank you so much ... He is our only hope, and that hope is so glorious...take care.

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      Judicastro 7 years ago from birmingham, Alabama

      As David penned "I would have despaired had I not believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living." He is our only hope, our salvation, our very breath. Without Him I truly would perish. I too "hope in your words, O Lord". Thank you prairieprincess and bless you.